Jean-Michel Cousteau Honored with the Knight of the Legion of Honor

May 11, 2016
P1220243 copy_1.JPG Jean-Michel Cousteau has been officially awarded the highest French Civilian Order of Distinction, the Chevalier de la Légion D’Honneur, Knight of the Legion of Honor, from President Hollande of France at the Élysées in Paris ...

Jean-Michel Cousteau Joins World Leaders for Oceania 22

P1210305_1.JPGIn New Caledonia, Jean-Michel Cousteau joined world leaders for the Oceania 22 Meetings on April 11-13, 2016, for the Fourth Pacific Summit on Sustainable Development ...

Orcas Belong in the Sea Not in Captivity

© Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures SocietyThis infographic shows orcas natural adaptations for life in the oceans, and the harmful effects of captivity ...

Leader of peace and the environment is assassinated in Honduras

March 4, 2016
BERTA_0.jpeg Another flower in the garden of Environmental Defenders was crushed by the dark forces committed to destroying our common home and a sustainable future ...

Environmental News January to February 2016

Quote for the week

“Limitless and immortal, the waters are the beginning and end of all things on Earth.”
— Heinrich Zimmer

Ecocide in Cancun

January 29, 2016
CZIFpCtVAAE0jIN_0_0.jpg The destruction of vital mangroves, or any critical coastal habitat, is absolutely devastating to the planet, communities in Cancun, Mexico and around the world ...

Environmental News October 19 - November 3, 2015

Quote for the week

“A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.”
—John James Audubon

Environmental News September 20 - October 9, 2015

Quote for the week

“An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.”
—David Attenborough

Environmental News September 8 - September 17, 2015

Quote for the week

“The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.”
—Lady Bird Johnson

National Shark Awareness Day

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July 17, 2015
Shark Awareness Day Image by Carrie Vonderhaar Know your sharks? Try this riddle: Lurking through all the world’s open seas, I am a fear to many and prompt rapid flee, but though I am large and colossal in size, I am intelligent, curious and probably wise, I learn from experience and adapt as I grow, and in spite of my size I am not at all slow, there is no need to fear me as I can be gentle too, it just takes getting to know me in the big ocean blue. Who am I? ...
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